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Medical Power and Social Knowledge
by Bryan S. Turner and Colin Samson

Overview - The fully revised edition of this successful textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to medical sociology and an assessment of its significance for social theory and the social sciences. It includes a completely revised chapter on mental health and new chapters on the sociology of the body and on the relationship between health and risk in contemporary societies.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The fully revised edition of this successful textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to medical sociology and an assessment of its significance for social theory and the social sciences. It includes a completely revised chapter on mental health and new chapters on the sociology of the body and on the relationship between health and risk in contemporary societies.

Bryan S Turner considers the ways in which different social theorists have interpreted the experience of health and disease, and the social relations and power structures involved in medical practice. He examines health as an aspect of social action and looks at the subject of health at three levels - the individual, the social and the societal. Among the pe


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  • ISBN-13: 9780803975996
  • ISBN-10: 0803975996
  • Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)
  • Publish Date: October 1995
  • Page Count: 273


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